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Super Saturday, European Tours

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England 16, New Zealand 26
Wales 15, Australia 26
Both New Zealand and Australia will take on England and Wales at 16:15 today, we decided to give you one thread again with all the teams.

New Zealand kicks off their European Tour campaign at Twickenham following their loss to Australia last week in Hong Kong.  The talk of the test is the debut of League recruit, Sonny Bill Williams who will make his debut for the All Blacks today.

England: 15 Ben Foden, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Mike Tindall, 12 Shontayne Hape, 11 Mark Cueto, 10 Toby Flood, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Nick Easter, 7 Lewis Moody (captain), 6 Tom Croft, 5 Tom Palmer, 4 Courtney Lawes, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Steve Thompson, 1 Andrew Sheridan.
Replacements: 16 Dylan Hartley, 17 David Wilson, 18 Dave Attwood, 19 Hendrie Fourie, 20 Danny Care, 21 Charlie Hodgson, 22 Delon Armitage.

New Zealand: 15 Mils Muliaina, 14 Josevata Rokocoko, 13 Sonny Bill Williams, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Hikawera Elliot, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Anthony Boric, 19 Liam Messam, 20 Andy Ellis, 21 Stephen Donald, 22 Isaia Toeava.

Australia will look to build on their impressive form from last week when they take on Wales today.  Both teams like to play an exciting brand of rugby so strap yourself in for a classic.

Teams:

Wales: 15 James Hook, 14 Will Harries, 13 Tom Shanklin, 12 Andrew Bishop, 11 Shane Williams, 10 Stephen Jones, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Jonathan Thomas, 7 Sam Warburton, 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Matthew Rees (captain), 1 Gethin Jenkins.
Replacements: 16 Huw Bennett, 17 Paul James, 18 Deiniol Jones, 19 Martyn Williams, 20 Richie Rees, 21 Dan Biggar, 22 Chris Czekaj.

Australia: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 James O’Connor, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Matt Giteau, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 David Pocock, 6 Rocky Elsom (captain), 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Mark Chisholm, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Saia Faingaa, 17 James Slipper, 18 Dean Mumm, 19 Richard Brown, 20 Luke Burgess, 21 Berrick Barnes, 22 Lachie Turner.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Mealamu head butted Moody and if he does not get banned for the rest of the tour there is something REALY WRONG with the IRB!

  2. Reply to JT @ 9:39 pm:

    Oh you missed all the fun

    64:16

    NZ #4 punches Eng #16 AFTER THE WHISTLE as retaliation for going into the ruck hard…

    Kiwi gets a “naughty boy not again” warning…

    If it were a Bok he’d be RED carded AND get a three month ban… and wads of media coverage about filthy Boks from Peter Bills

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